Diploma in Management Studies
The Diploma in Management Studies program provides you with a broad background in management studies and the option of specializing in a number of business disciplines. Many students complete the Certificate in Management Studies and then complete an 30 additional credits to earn the Diploma in Management Studies.
What Can You Do With This Credential?
This diploma can ladder into the Bachelor of Commerce program.
Laura Moskaluk graduated with a Diploma in Management Studies and changed from her job as a cashier at Save-On-Foods to her current career as an insurance representative.
A foundation in quantitative courses such as Math 11 (Principles), MATH 0523, or equivalent
Students who plan to complete a credential through TRU-OL must complete and submit a Program Admission form.
A minimum of 9 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)
60 credits total, with a GPA of 2.00 (a grade of C-) or higher in all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:
Core Knowledge Requirements (30 credits)
One of MATH 1091, Business Mathematics (3)
or MATH 1101, Finite Mathematics (3)
STAT 1201, Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
MNGT 1211, Management Principles and Practices (3)
CMNS 1291, Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
CMNS 1811, Business, Professional and Academic Composition (3)
ECON 1901, Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MKTG 2431, Marketing (3)
MIST 2611, Management Information Systems (3)
Other similar courses may be considered.
Elective Requirements (up to 30 credits)
Courses in managerial studies (ACCT, BBUS, ECON, MATH, MIST, MNGT, STAT), with 15 credits at the 2000-level or higher in the electives; up to 15 credits may be in approved arts and sciences electives or in technical or specialized skills courses appropriate to the student's work, subject to approval
Areas of Specialization (Optional)
Three optional areas of specialization are available, as follows:
FNCE 2121, Financial Management (3)
BLAW 2911, Commercial Law (3)
ACCT 3201, Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 (3)
ACCT 3211, Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 (3)
ACCT 3221, Income Taxation 1 (3)
Two courses from the following:
Diploma in Management Studies students who are considering laddering into the Bachelor of Commerce are encouraged to review that program's requirements before selecting diploma elective courses. This helps ensure that students minimize the number of additional credits they require to complete the Bachelor of Commerce.
Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select are available and appropriate for your program of study and educational goals. Otherwise, you may find that a course does not meet the program requirements and cannot be applied toward that program's credential.
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